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Cloud Software Engineer II

Company: 
BCBSA
CIty: 
Chicago
State: 
Illinois
Occupational fields: 
Technology
Employment type: 
Full time
Remote Position: 
No
Required degree level: 
Other

Overview

The Cloud Software Engineer II is responsible for the application design, development, and support in highly available hybrid cloud environments. Provides stable implementations for 12-Factor, cloud native applications and repeatable DevOps processes through automation of provisioning, deployment, and monitoring activities in PaaS/IaaS environments. Leads small teams of software engineers using agile methodology, with focus on continuous delivery and SE craftsmanship. Provides mentoring and coaching as well as acting as a role model for junior SE staff.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Application Design & Development

  • Create application architectural guidelines and standards for cloud native applications
  • Evaluate existing architectures, identify gaps, and propose courses of action to improve stability, availability, and costs
  • Design, develop, and implement hybrid cloud environments
  • Design, develop, and implement legacy to cloud migration plans for applications with proprietary technical debt



Provisioning, Deployment, Monitoring

  • Monitor code for security vulnerabilities and take actions to remediate and/or mitigate risks
  • Design, develop, and implement containerization strategy for applications leveraging Docker & Kubernetes and serverless in AWS / Azure
  • Design, implement, and execute security standards for applications in on-premise or public cloud infrastructures Monitor applications and services within the environments, take actions to resolve issues and implement strategies to prevent future occurrences



Other Job Functions:

  • Foster high-performance SE culture that delivers business value and takes pride in good quality code
  • Coach and mentor best practices in Kanban, Scrum, XP, TDD and DevOps
  • Perform troubleshooting and root cause analysis
  • Propose and execute steps to measure and remediate technical debt in application portfolio
  • Propose and establish proper KPIs to measure SE team performance in Agile



Qualifications

Required Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in computer or systems engineering related major and/ or minimum 8+ years related work experience
  • Expert developer with passion for creating high-volume, low-latency, and cloud-native 12-factor applications in AWS/Azure
  • Technologist with people skills - Team leader capable of mentoring and culture building
  • XP, DevOps, TDD, Agile and Lean evangelist and influencer; experienced in transitioning from legacy IT to product-oriented, customer-focused, and cross-functional SE organizations
  • Problem solver with proven track record of refactoring legacy monoliths to cloud native
  • Business minded SE leader with track record of delivering business value through technology. Partners with product managers to translate business needs into technical roadmaps
  • 5-10 years of software development in web, web service and API architectures
  • AWS or Azure certifications



Preferred Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in computer or systems engineering related major
  • Working experience with AWS and Azure Cloud Platforms
  • Practical scripting and programming skills preferred
  • Working knowledge and participation in Agile/Scrum & Kanban preferred
  • Java, modern JavaScript, Big Data certifications



Equal Opportunity Employer

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected characteristics

Make an impact on healthcare in America. A career with Blue Cross Blue Shield Association allows you to be part of the foundation that supports the 35 Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies nationwide, while protecting and strengthening the Blue Cross Blue Shield brand. Our work is helping provide greater access to cost-effective healthcare, improve the health of America and build stronger communities. With a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, we celebrate different cultures, languages, backgrounds and experiences while striving to advance health equity, and we want you to join Team BCBSA.

Accommodations:
Vision Accommodations, Hearing Accommodations, Neurodiversity, Learning, Mental Health, Mobility